Practice

Gaming Law

We play the game – worldwide. Having success in the gaming industry is not a result of luck, but a result of accurate knowledge of the specific market, of innovative ideas, of effort and of legal expertise. We help our clients to overcome regulatory and administrative challenges and advise on market entry strategies and regulatory requirements in the gaming industry worldwide.

Representative experience

NRW.BANK on the privatization of state-owned casinos in Northrhine-Westphalia.

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH on gambling law, in particular on installation of slot machines, construction of amusement arcades, and operation of lotteries and draws.

LÖWEN ENTERTAINMENT GmbH on all aspects of gambling and corporate law in relation with the operation of gambling halls in Germany.

Extra Games Entertainment GmbH and Casino Royal GmbH on all aspects of gambling law in relation with the installation of slot machines and the operation of gambling halls.

Sport England in connection with its decision-making and governance process and acting for it in relation to investigations by the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

Royal Bank of Scotland on financing for casinos.

PokerStars on regulatory issues regarding the offering of online games in Italy, IP, unfair competition, and misleading advertising disputes with other operators and market players.

Acted for the State of New South Wales in relation to the granting of a licence to operate a casino to Crown Resorts Limited.

Acted for a consortium bidding for the right to operate the State of New South Wales' Centralised Monitoring System, the system which regulates win rates and tax revenues on gaming machines in New South Wales.

Rulemaking through drafting of and advising on betting rules for horse races, football, and lotteries.

Novomatic on various projects including numerous representations of the client before the Russian courts and Russian PTO in civil and criminal cases.

Funstage Spielewebseiten Betriebsges. m.b.H and Greentube Internet Entertainment Solutions GmbH on issued related to ban of online casinos in Russia and unblocking gaming online platform.

Penn National Gaming, Inc. on its US$200m acquisition of assets of Zia Park Partners LLC, namely Zia Park Racetrack and Black Gold Casino.

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and other tribes on various aspects in connection with their gambling business.

U.S. Supreme Court and appellate litigation on behalf of gaming tribes in support of their sovereign rights.

Software developers and equipment manufacturers/ suppliers in their licensing, lease, sale, and supply contracts with Mexican casino and online gaming operators and permit holders.

Licensed horse race betting operator in Hong Kong to successfully lobby the government to change the betting duties to facilitate commingled betting and assisting the operator in rolling out the commingling initiative with overseas betting operators.

Acted for ClubsNSW in relation to its proposed online wagering joint venture with CrownBet.

Hogan Lovells Publications

Spotlight on online gaming

There is no need to say that online gaming has conquered the world and certainly will shape the future. It is an industry with one of the quickest product launches, rise of new market...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Spotlight on Sports betting Brochure

The area of sports betting is being liberalised in various jurisdictions. However, regulators are very cautious and impose complex regulations for businesses entering this new market.

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Media Mention

Why Tribal Sports Betting Hasn't Taken Off Law360

Law360 recently mentioned Partner Hilary Tompkins in an article titled: "Why Tribal Sports Betting Hasn't Taken Off."

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Casino-operating tribes influence sports betting debate AP News

AP News recently mentioned Partner Hilary Tompkins in an article titled: "Casino-operating tribes influence sports betting debate."

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Attorney: Tribes will diversify their casino profits to expand beyond Indian gaming CDC Gaming Reports Inc.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc. recently interviewed Partner Hilary Tompkins as part of the article titled: "Attorney: Tribes will diversify their casino profits to expand beyond Indian gaming."

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Former DOI Solicitor General Discusses The Complexities Of Tribal Gambling Online Poker Report

Online Poker Report recently discussed the complexities of tribal gaming with Partner Hilary Tompkins.

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